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Can A Ct Scan Detect Pregnancy
Can a CT scan detect pregnancy when having a CT scan for appendix? How early cam it detect a pregnancy ?
Shouldn't be used: Nearly all facilities will test for pregnancy with a blood test prior to performing a ct scan on a women of childbearing age due to potentially harmful radiation effects to a developing embryo or fetus. Whether they told you or not they probably checked at the time you were evaluated for appendicitis. It is rare to see a fetus on a ct scan because of this, but sometimes is seen in emergency scan. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Can a PET/CT scan detect early pregnancy? I believe I am about 5 weeks pregnant and am choosing to terminate, but I have a scan in the next few days.
I've been having dizziness and headaches since my last pregnancy 4 years and it effects my duties. Ive had cat scan and came out good..
With 8 negative pregnancy tests, can a CAT scan detect pregnancy at 11 weeks while someone is on the pill?
Save your money!: The best test for determining if you are pregnant is a lab test to measure HCG levels in your blood. It is a quick and simple test that can be ordered at your doctor's office. CT/CAT scans are contraindicated/not indicated if someone is possibly pregnant due to the radiation exposure involved in the test. ...Read more
When can I take a pregnancy test? My period is do March 1-2. I have to get a Cat scan this Friday, I afraid I'm pregnant.
Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)
Break, mass, abscess: A ct scan is a series of x-rays, computer-interpreted to provide the appearance of slicing up the body part(s) imaged. It is good at looking at soft tissues and bones to see if there are fractures, swelling, fluid collections (like bruises or abscesses), or growths (like tumors). The feet can be studied to look for stress fractures or other causes of pain not visible on plain x-rays. ...Read more
Can a CT scan detect anything if the patient didn't have the medicine first because she has an allergy?
Yes: I assume you mean 'can a ct scan detect anything even if contrast was not given due to an allergy to the contrast?'. The answer depends on what you are looking for. Ct scans can find a certain problems with out the IV contrast (medicine), say for example sinus infections. But they cannot find a blood vessel tumor without contrast. ...Read more
Detects mass: Imaging, either by ultrasound, ct or MRI detects a mass in the ovary and cts are good at that, but not the only modality. Current imaging techniques are good at suggesting ovarian cancer. Actual diagnosis of the nature of the mass requires examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more
Yes: It can detect a brain tumor, but will be better able to detect a tumor if it performed with IV contrast. Mri with contrast can detect very small tumors that may not be seen with a ct scan. However, it is very uncommon for a 28 yr old to have a brain tumor- not impossible- just uncommon. ...Read more
What can detect things better inside the body a CT scan or MRI or ultrasound?, can a CT scan detect things better then ultrasound?
All different: They all have their strengths and weaknesses. Depends on your symptoms and what your doc is looking for. ...Read more
Yes: But not always. A ct scan is not a dynamic study and will not always show hernia defects unless there is something herniating through it. A better study is an ultrasound, which is done both standing and recumbent, and with maneuvers to increase intra-abdominal pressure. Additionally, evaluation by a surgeon would be worthwhile. ...Read more
CT angiogram: A regular ct scan might detect a large aneurysm with calcium. A test that is designed specifically to look for aneurysms is the ct angiogram. With this test contrast goes into the vessels of the brain. If there is an aneurysm that is larger than 2 mm, it should be detected with this technique. ...Read more
No: A CAT scan is used to visually define the extent of metastatic colon cancer in the liver should metastasis be present. Liver failure is a condition measured by functional abnormalities that occur within the liver usually due to parenchymal damage such as inflammation from hepatitis . Here one measures serum enzymes and the presence of elevated alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin in serum. ...Read more
Would a ct scan detect a laparoscopic hernia? 1out4 of my incisions are painful. There is a bump like a bee sting under the red scar. No puss.
MRi better: Ct's can miss small brain tumors.Get a more detailed answer ›
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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